You Can’t Escape the Mosquitofolk

The fine folks at Robot Viking seem to be enjoying Here Be Monsters: Aching for Blood (Mosquitofolk):

Here Be Monsters: Aching for Blood (Mosquitofolk)The concept is brilliant—humanoid mosquitos aren’t just unpleasant in a creepy-crawly way. They’ve got a giant proboscis that will probably kill you outright, and if not, it will suck out all of your blood…

It gets better. These man-sized bugs aren’t just one-dimensional baddies with a mysterious past. They’re essentially an evolutionary dead-end. If a mosquitofolk larva is left on its own, and isn’t eaten by predators, it will die anyway. They can’t make it to adulthood without being transmogrified by a mosquitofolk wound mage, who warps the body into a specific “design” suited for a particular task. I love how weird that is, yet still makes a kind of horrible sense. And I didn’t even mention the undead mosquitofolk yet…

The writing in this book is excellent, with rich descriptions evoking the weirdness and horror of these aberrant bloodsuckers. Monster ecologies are a lot of fun, and this one is high quality. I can’t wait to see the rest of the Here Be Monsters series.

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